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Interesting Endgames (Six Pieces or Less)
Compiled by Artsemthon

Here are some interesting endgames with six or less pieces, analyzed with tablebases. For endgames with seven pieces or more, see

60...Kc8? loses, 60...Kc6 draws
J Krebs vs M Glawischnig, 2001 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 64 moves, 1-0

99.Be8? loses, 99.Bf5 draws
O Jovanic vs M Bosiocic, 2011
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 105 moves, 0-1

111.Kb4? draws, 111.Qf2 wins
I Radulov vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1977 
(B06) Robatsch, 150 moves, 1/2-1/2

59...Kg1? loses, 59...Kg2 draws
J H Blake vs H E Price, 1924 
(C28) Vienna Game, 69 moves, 1-0

Black resigned in a drawn position
K Solomon vs M Ayyad, 2010 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 92 moves, 1-0

62...Kg7 draws, 62...Kh5? loses
H Holmsgaard vs M Thuesen, 1988 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 63 moves, 1-0

62.Kd3? (62.Nb4+! draws), 62...c5? (62...f3! wins)
W Hanstein vs Von der Lasa, 1841 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

64.Nh2! draws, 64.Ng3+? loses
Lagno vs Vaganian, 2008 
(C01) French, Exchange, 66 moves, 0-1

78...Ne3! draws, 78...Nb6? loses
Benko vs G Kluger, 1956 
(E65) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O, 87 moves, 1-0

64.Ne6?? miscalculates the pawn race and loses, 64.h5 draws
S Brady vs M S Lupu, 1989 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 74 moves, 0-1

63...Bc2 draws, 63...Kc5? loses
R Panjwani vs P Araullo, 2009 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 73 moves, 1-0

61.Bc5? (61.Bd1+), 63...f2? (63...c2!), 65.Be3? (65.Bd6+!)
V Rajlich vs Z Nemeth, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

53...Re1? (53...Re3! wins), 55.Ne6+? (55.Kd7! draws)
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 63 moves, 0-1

64...b2? (64...a2!), 65.Kd4? (65.Kd5!!), 65...a2? (65...Ka6!)
B Michiels vs F Lucas, 2001 
(B58) Sicilian, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

82..Kg4 or 84...Kg4 wins
I Bulmaga vs A Zakharova, 2009 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

64...Rg8? draws, 64...Rg1! wins
Fischer vs J Warren, 1964 
(B89) Sicilian, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

61...Kg5? (61...Ke6 wins), 64.Ng6? (64.Kg2! draws)
R Sapozhnikov vs Urkedal, 2011
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 70 moves, 0-1

78...Kd6? loses, 78...Rb8! draws
D Eggleston vs C MacQueen, 2011 
(B33) Sicilian, 90 moves, 1-0

92...Kf1? loses, 92...Kf2! draws
M Middelveld vs A van Weersel, 2011 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 102 moves, 1-0

115.Kh3! draws, 115.Rf5? loses
I Kurnosov vs S Sjugirov, 2011 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 121 moves, 0-1

74.g6! wins, 74.Qg4+? draws
J Bosch vs Van der Sterren, 2001 
(C46) Three Knights, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

75.Ra5 draws, 75.Kh4? loses
J L Hammer vs Efimenko, 2011 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 78 moves, 0-1

98...Re5 wins, 98...Rb6? draws
Chandler vs H Ardiansyah, 1978 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 104 moves, 1/2-1/2

74...Rh2 draws, 74...Rc4?? loses
J Esser vs F Brown, 1903 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 77 moves, 1-0

56.Nd2! wins, 56.Nd4? draws
Showalter vs J Mason, 1900 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

126.Kh6! wins, 126.Kg6?? draws
N Franc vs J Lebel-Arias, 2001
(B06) Robatsch, 128 moves, 1/2-1/2

79...Bh7 wins, 79...Kb5?? draws
Paulsen vs Kolisch, 1861 
(B40) Sicilian, 82 moves, 1/2-1/2

60.Rh2! draws, 60.Re8? loses
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1878 
(C11) French, 61 moves, 0-1

54.Nb3? (54.Nc4 draws), 54...Nb6? (54...Nf4+! wins)
Suetin vs O Jakobsen, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

51.Ke3? loses, 51.Re4! draws
E Straat vs Colle, 1923 
(B58) Sicilian, 70 moves, 0-1

79.Kb7? (79.Ka5!), 81...Ne3? (81...Ndf4!)
S Landau vs G Abrahams, 1939 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 100 moves, 1-0

68...Bd3?? loses, 68...Bb1 or 68...g5 draw easily.
D Boros vs Z Stupavski, 2005 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 69 moves, 1-0

78.Rf8+! Nf2 79.Rg8! draws
M Orsag vs Haba, 1996 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 78 moves, 0-1

101...Rd6! draws
O V Ivanov vs T Melamed, 2000 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 103 moves, 1-0

113.Ra6+ Ne6 114.Rb6 is one of many ways to draw
L Rindlisbacher vs Kotronias, 2011
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 116 moves, 0-1

Three half points were blundered in this endgame
Ponomariov vs P Tregubov, 2008 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

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